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Re: On init in *Debian*

Thomas Goirand <zigo@debian.org> writes:

> I really think that what's missing here is:
> - Improve sysvinit and make it better to fit our needs without breaking
>   anything (eg: less scripts redundancy, parallel booting, ...).

If you added to sysvinit cgroup support or something similar (so that we
don't have to use PID files and all that dance to figure out whether a
daemon is running and figure out how to stop it), boot-time events so that
init scripts are started when particular devices or other services are
available without requiring arbitrary sleeps and other hacks, and service
monitoring so that services are automatically restarted if they crash for
some reason, then I think it would be an interesting alternative to
upstart or systemd (which can do all of that now).  Particularly if the
configuration for a typical simple daemon startup, shutdown, and restart
were on the order of 10 lines of easy-to-read configuration.

Good luck on your project!  Let us know when you're done.  :)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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